As you all know, I like trying out recipes from the books I read. My last book is the Smack Dab in the Center of God's Love. I tried to make the sopapillas which the characters of the book made. It is supposed to taste like "happy" if happy is a taste.
As usual I got help for the recipe from allrecipes. The hubby says it is like the sopapillas he tasted in Mexican restaurants and the kids are happy with it as well. We add some raw honey and some cinnamon-sugar mixture on top before eating them. Best serve with ice cream as well.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
- I added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 cup of sugar
In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Using hands, mix in water to make a smooth dough. Knead lightly on a floured surface. Cut dough into 12 pieces, and shape into round balls. Cover, and set aside. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).